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RFID Journal covers RFID health care technologies and applications that allow hospitals to track assets, monitor patients, automate payments and increase profitability.

Smartrac's New Passive Sensor DogBone Transmits Moisture Levels

The company has begun shipping the UHF tag to systems integrators to begin proof-of-concepts and the development of applications in the manufacturing, health-care and agriculture sectors.

Health Care Case Studies

Chicago Hospital Deployment Delivers a Healthy ROI

Northwestern Memorial's investment in RFID results in real-time inventory accuracy and improved workflow for clinicians.

Health Care Features

RFID in Health Care 2014 Report

RFID Journal recently held its 10th conference and exhibition for the health-care sector. View the presentations from the event.

Health Care Editor's Notes

Free the People

Workers want to be more efficient, so project managers should show them how RFID can help them break the shackles of the old way of doing things.

Health Care Expert Views

'RFID Buzz' Is a Double-Edged Sword

Hospitals need to curtail their excitement about the technology's benefits and cure one problem at a time.

Health Care Best Practices

The Big Picture

Companies large and small must take a strategic approach to deploying RFID enterprisewide, so the technology can solve their current problems and sup­port their long-term goals.

Health Care How To Articles

How to Choose a Passive UHF Handheld Reader

Ergonomics, read range and battery life lead the list of issues that must be considered when selecting the proper reader for your deployment.

Health Care Videos

Health Care White Papers

  • RFID for Pharmacy Tag Report
    Published December 2014
    Radio frequency identification is becoming a common topic in pharmacy automation conversations. Kit Check has been testing RFID tags for years to identify which work best in pharmacy settings, and has published its findings in this document. The report includes scientific tag test results, a discussion of what to look for in an RFID tag, and how to avoid common implementation mistakes. (17 pages)
  • Xerafy XS Series RFID Tags Case Study: Surgical Instrument Management
    Published November 2013
    South Carolina's Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center has deployed a UHF RFID solution to track expensive surgical instruments and other equipment, in order to reduce losses and the amount of time workers spend locating equipment. This case study, from Xerafy, explains how the facility has implemented EPC Gen 2 RFID tags to help identify surgical probes that are often accidentally thrown away after procedures. The tags also help the hospital track the progress of its decontamination, sterilization and staging processes, which can assist personnel in ensuring compliance with sterilization procedures, calibration and certification. (2 pages)
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